Divine Liturgy and Other Services
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Fellowship Hour 11:30am
Week Day Liturgies:
Regular Vespers/Paracleseis Wednesday at 6:00pm unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
Feast Days for the Month:
February 5 5:45pm Divine Liturgy St. Photios
February 18 6:00 pm Nameday Vespers, St. Philothea
February 19 9:00am Divine Liturgy for our Matronal Feast
Souper Bowl of Caring
This Sunday, February 2nd is the annual Souper Bowl of Caring sponsored by St Philothea's Sunday School team. Souper Bowl was started by a Youth Group in 1990 and has grown all over the world and has collected more than $100 Million which has been donated back into local communities.
Check your local grocery specials this week especially those that feature BOGO deals or great specials. All food collection will be taken to our local ACTS.
They will also collect monetary donations for IOCC (no amount is too small). IOCC, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. Since its inception, IOCC and their partners have provided over $600 million in relief and self-help programs to people in more than 60 countries.
Stewardship— If you have not yet turned in a Pledge Card for 2020 and need one, please see Stacey Cramer or Fr. Anthony.
Prayerfully consider your family’s contribution of time, talent and treasurer for your 2020 Pledge Card. It is a great help in planning our budget for 2020 and indicate which ministries you would like to participate in.
ACTS Food Bank
St. Philothea's next scheduled date to volunteer this next few months is:
Tuesday, February 4th, April 7th and June 2nd 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Let Fr. Anthony or Roy Stamey know if you are able to help out, a little or a lot. Any and All help is always appreciated!
“Chew and Chat” is scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 11th at the Church, John Carras is hosting and Tuesday, February 25th Place TBA
Fr. Anthony is on campus every Thursday at the Tate center from 11:00 - 3:00 painting icons and talking with students. Come on by.
Dr. Bill Black
No Fundraiser Fundraiser
No Fundraiser Fundraiser for the feast of St. Philothea. A collection will be taken up on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 following the Divine Liturgy. This will help us keep the Fundraisers down this spring and help us get through the summer. when we need a boost to cover our expenses. We are hoping to raise $3,000 which means we will all have to dig a little deeper to make sure we get through the summer, and not have to do food fundraisers.
Grief Support Group: Come and join this small group two Mondays a month.
Feb. 3 and Feb. 17 at 7:00pm (Note day change for January)
Mother's Day Out
Mothers Day Out
Our next meeting will be Feb. 18, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
There will be activities and baby sitters for the children. This group is for all mothers with infants, homeschooled children, and children in school. Please bring a covered dish to share with the group for lunch. Contact Laura Stiles if you have questions or would like more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
St Philothea Nameday Celebration
Come attend on Saturday, February 18th for Divine Liturgy at 6:00 pm followed by a POt-Luck reception. See Sarah Jones if you would like to help with set up. We hope you can attend this glorious celebration of St. Philothea.
Parish Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 pm.
Spaghetti Dinners and Live Entertainment 6-7:30 pm :
Thursday, February 6 and 20 with live entertainment
Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Marinara sauce is available once the fast begins.
Please join us and bring your friends. Adults $8.00/Children-$4.00
For more info visit http://stphilothea.org/events/festival-and-dinners
Bigger Vision... Be a Blessing
Feb. 24, Mar. 23, Apr. 27
Please consider lending a hand, a little or a lot, for providing dinners to the homeless.
A group of 6 people is needed to serve and volunteers to plan and cook a meal. Donations of protein, starch, vegetable and fruit/dessert are needed for the meals!
Please contact Kate and Mike McClain if you would like to join the team.
Store is open for business: Offering books, CD’s, prayer ropes, gift items, Orthodox Study Bibles and more. Stop by and shop every Sunday after church.
Sunday Diakonia - Volunteer Schedule
Thank you to our Coffee Hour Host and as we are a little short-handed, a friendly reminder to for the hosts to come in a little earlier to help set up and stay a little afterwards to help clean up.
Saturday March 7th at 10:00 a.m. following the Divine Liturgy and Saturday of Souls prayers (8:30 am).
Invite your friends to this unique witness of our Orthodox faith; caring for the environment and all of creation through the blessing of the waters. Bring your pet on a leash unless it's a gold fish. Let Tracey O’Malley know if you would like to help with this outreach ministry.
Sunday March 22nd
The agenda includes the follow:
- Council of Ministries Reports
- Update on Marswood Hall
- Financial Report
Please put it on your calendar and plan on attending.
Kurt needs help picking up bread from Publix and delivering it to the Salvation Army every Sunday.
Please see Kurt if you would like to participate in this important ministry.
February 5 and from 6:45 till 8:00 pm following church service, and a potluck celebration Friday Feb. 7 at 6:00 pm at the Salzman's house, bring Lenten food.
Inquirer's Class is winding up. It's not only for those who becoming Orthodox but also for everyone to continue learning.
Mark your calendar, we will meet the noted Wednesdays!
Lenten Meal Sign up
Lenten Meal Sign up: During Lent we have Pre-Sanctified Liturgies every Wednesday at 5:45 followed by a meal and discussion. If you would like to host a meal (Soup, salad, bread, dessert) or partner with someone to do so, please sign up at church.
Forgiveness Sunday, March 1st:
Ice Cream Sundae party -
- Forgiveness Sunday Ice Cream Party - There is an event in our Hall on Sunday. We feel the Forgiveness Sunday Ice Cream Celebration is important. We will have coffee and ice cream quickly together. We will have Popsicles, Klondike bars and other hand held items that we can enjoy quickly and leave for the Hall to be available on time.
- Parents, please help us by donating hand held ice cream options! Sweet and simple, but still all the fun! You may take the items to the freezer on Sunday, or give them to Sarah Jones. Please reply if you are able to donate ice cream so we will know we will have enough for everyone.
St John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Our St. John Chrysostom Oratoraical Festival will take place March 15 following the Divine Liturgy, See Laura Styles if you would like to participate.